'Riveting, atmospheric and tautly written, Red Queen is a remarkable debut.' Michael Robotham
Shannon and Rohan Scott have retreated to their family's cabin in the Australian bush to escape a virus-ravaged world. After months of isolation, Shannon imagines there's nothing he doesn't know about his older brother, or himself – until a stranger slips under their late-night watch and past their loaded guns.
Reluctantly the brothers take the young woman into their fold, and the dynamic within the cabin shifts. Possessiveness takes hold, loyalties are split, and trust is shattered. Before long, all three find themselves locked into a very different battle for survival.
Daring, stylish and sexy, Red Queen is a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.
'HM Brown's Red Queen is a cracker of a thriller involving a peculiar menage a trois camped out in the bush. There's a good chance you may miss your train or bus stop, or show up to work with Vuitton-like bags beneath your eyes from a sleepless night trying to race to the last page.' Vogue
'These characters are superbly drawn and Brown's manipulation of her stylish, erotic, unusual cinematic story firmly places this novel into the welcome league of the must-reads.' Courier Mail
'A prevailing mood of menace and threat in a frightening world make this first book a promising debut for HM Brown.' Sunday Telegraph
'Two brothers, one woman and a virus make Red Queen, an Australian apocalyptic novel by HM Brown, a compelling read.' Sunday Tasmanian
'A taut, unsettling thriller that never takes the easy or expected way out of any situation ... Red Queen is a great read - H.M Brown is definitely an author to watch.' HorrorScope
'H.M Brown delivers an impressive debut with a character-driven exploration of a love triangle set in the isolated Australian bush.' The Leader newspapers
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2011